Tummy Tuck Procedure in Desoto, TX
Many people struggle with excess abdominal fat, also frequently referred to as stomach fat, a gut or even a beer belly. Some stomach fat and excess skin can be eliminated with proper diet and exercise, but in other cases it will remain even with healthy habits. That's what makes the tummy tuck—known scientifically as the abdominoplasty—such a popular procedure.
To schedule a consultation to discuss whether you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, please call (214) 890-6119 or contact Dr. John Stevens online.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck is designed to reduce fat and tighten skin around the abdominal area. Many people are unsatisfied with their appearance in this area, which can become stretched and saggy for a number of reasons:
Despite the fact that abdominoplasty can improve the appearance of the stomach, it is not a substitute for weight loss or even liposuction . It is merely a cosmetic procedure, and not a weight loss operation.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
The tummy tuck itself is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that it requires no overnight stay in the hospital. The procedure itself comes in two forms:
- Partial tummy tuck (mini tummy tuck): In this procedure, your surgeon works only below your belly-button. Here, the surgeon makes an incision in that area and adjusts the skin, tissue and muscle as needed. During a partial tummy-tuck, your bully-button will not be moved.
- Full tummy tuck (complete tummy tuck): In a full tummy tuck, the surgeon works instead on the complete stomach area, running from the abdomen to the hip-bone. During a full tummy-tuck, your belly-button will be moved.
Whether you require a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck can only be determined by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Tummy tuck recovery is minimal, and will vary depending on the nature of your procedure.
Schedule Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck cost will differ depending on your individual needs as a patient. To request a tummy tuck consultation, please call (214) 890-6119 or contact Dr. John Stevens online.
Denovo Health Clinics
Address2603 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219